Applying to Boston University
- TEACHING DELIVERY STATUS:
- Confirmed Sept/Oct start
- TEACHING MODE:
- Multiple routes
- OPEN DAYS:
- Virtual campus tour and virtual events taking place over the next few months.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Undergraduates returning to campus this fall can choose to attend in-person classes or take classes remotely via Zoom or some other technology—or engage in both interchangeably.
Boston University Reputation
Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts on The East Coast of the United States. The university is split between two urban campuses, Charles River and The Medical Campus. 34,262 students are enrolled at Boston University. 9,742 of these students come from outside of the United States.
Boston University has 17 schools and colleges and offers more than 300 programmes of study and 90+ study abroad opportunities. Students have access to 450 student groups at Boston University as well as 40 club and intramural sports teams.
89% of Boston University students complete at least one internship during their time there. The graduate outcomes show that six months after leaving university, 96% of graduates are in work or further study.
Boston University has been recognised for its commitment to research and the university has a reputation for providing an extensive range of flexible degree programmes which include real-world work experience opportunities.
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The school is fueled by greed and deceit. Students hurt other students a lot here. Many students just simply lack empathy. This is also taught and encouraged by the school. It’s sad. Dealing with students in fraternities and sororities is very difficult. They are very abusive both verbally, physically and racially. BU is a rigged system dealt in favor of these fraternities and sororities. Every week, they do something embarrassing that hurts BUs reputation. They get away with it. It’s clear that the school wants to uphold institutional racism and marginalize certain groups with these criminal enterprises. Another issue is that you have to be wealthy to do well here. If you’re wealthy, people just throw themselves at you. It’s pathetic. The wealthy students are kinda like the Jeffery Epstein’s in the world. I’ve heard stories of wealthy students paying other students to take exams, do homework and write essays. Also, some of these students get away with a lot of crime.
Campus is fine--close to a lot places in Boston. Clubs and other extracurricular activities are highly decentralized and often poorly run (overconfidence by students, unwillingness to listen to others, and lack of oversight). Student union / student government is decent. Careers Service has been helpful, but often suffering from the problem of decentralization and lack of connection. The internet is often slow, but manageable.
Faculty don't spend enough time and attention on students. I think this is because they are mostly focused on getting stipeds for research. To be fair, BU has plenty of resources available which turned my whole experience around. I wonder if faculty in other departments have more time for students. But it's a real problem in my department (Science).